No Post 6.15.14

Artistry Gift Wrap

Madison Avenue Reversible Wrap - This paper totally screams Father’s Day to me! It's vintage and has vintage cars on it. However, I am not using this for Father's Day. I am saving this for a present for Chris or maybe Jessica.

Baby Magic Reversible Wrap - Either side of this paper is adorable. Either polka dots or onesies!

Vintage Wedding Reversible Wrap - I am not totally sure how I feel about the “wedding” side of the paper, but I am totally digging the reverse side with the Eiffel Tower.

Critters Reversible Gift Wrap - Such a cute critter paper. Reminds me of Disney with all the little animals on it.

Bohemian Rhapsody Reversible Wrap - FAVORITE  Such a pretty paper. I love the butterflies and the colors and pretty much everything about this one. So saving for Mary Ann's birthday!

Father’s Day Greeting Card - Perfect! I think this one will go to my Dad since I think he’d like it more than Vin.

Citrus Lane Mystery Box Review (Mom Treat)

Stella & Dot Toujours Bracelet - I like this bracelet it's unique and different. From what I am seeing from other people this item has been around for awhile. It's still pretty!

Julep Gabrielle - I have this color already, but let’s be real, what Julep colors don’t I have? That would be easier than trying to figure out what I do have already!

Deep Steep Lavender Moisture Stick - I love these. I hate the lavender though so I won't be keeping this.

Baggu Fox Bag - I saw a few variations of this bag and I was like I NEED the fox one! I was thrilled when I opened it up and saw that I had gotten it! Score! I have lots of Baggu’s. I seriously am in love with them!

Juice Beauty Hand Cream - This hand cream is incredible and I love it. I was really hoping it would be included in the Mom Treats box and was super happy to find out it was.

Citrus Lane Mystery Box Review

I Took The Moon for a Walk - I knew going into these boxes that I will get some repeats and this was one of them. It’s a really cute book though and will make a great add to item for the center.

Hohner Puppy Slide Flute - Love it! The louder the better! We got a boat whistle in a previous mystery box from CL so now each of the kids has one!

Hello Hana Hello Books - I love these books. They are great for Rain to use to practice writing her own stories, but fun at the same time because you can decorate them too.

med4Kidz MediBuddy   I probably have received about a half dozen of these in the past year or so, but I still love them. It’s got 40 different first aid items in it and is perfect for traveling or just to throw in your diaper bag or purse.

Faber Castell Doodling Pad & Jumbo Beeswax Crayons - Another essential around here. I wouldn’t buy $4.99 crayons myself (or I don't think I would but who know, right?), but we do love these and they are awesome to have around.

Melissa & Doug Lace & Trace Farm Animals - Rain and Luna will both love these and Vin needs a lesson in lesson. He takes forever lacing shoes.

Hape Bamboo Car - I joke with Vin that Luna will be a professional race car driver because she loves making the vroom vroom noise.

Green Eats Tumblers - I have seen these on Hautelook however I have not purchased any. Maybe I should next time.


Realtree for Her - This is my favorite thing in the bag! Oh my Lord this smells good and hello love the name! This is excellent I am sure I will be purchasing this!

Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner - When they say shimmer they mean it. This is probably the second best thing in my bag! It's practically waterproof and the color is just fun!

Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage & Anti-Frizz Styling Cream - I haven't tried this yet but it's basically made with organic materials and has a faint coconut smell. I do want to try this!

clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant - This stuff... Excellent. Probably not my favorite but it still gets high markings in my book.

OLEHENRIKSEN truth to go wipes - After work and I want to spend some time in the park without wearing a freaking ton of make up? Hello solution! These smell amazing!

Hammock Pack

This month's destination was Florida oh at the irony!

Stationery - Rifle Paper Co (Winter Park, FL) -Husband and wife team, Anna and Nathan have created a beautiful stationery line.  Anna hand paints the floral designs found on these notepads and greeting cards. This is very close to me! I will have to go check them out in person!

Nut & Fruit Bars - Ginny Bakes (Miami Beach, FL) - Packed with fruit and nuts, these gluten-free bars are a great beach snack. Not sure I am going to drive all the way to Miami to get a fruit bar but hey this is good. The cookies on the site might be worth a drive.

Soap Bar - Naples Soap Company (Naples, FL) - Again with the irony! Made from natural ingredients, Naples soap bars come in a variety of Florida scents including key lime and orange slice. The scent of this soap is really delicious.  I don't really use bar soap but maybe I can make an except with this one because it smells so good.

SPF Lip Balm - Sun Bum (Cocoa Beach, FL) - Sunscreen is a sunshine state essential, so protect your lips with this fruity SPF 30 balm.  With aloe and vitamin E, your lips will thank you. Funnily enough, this is my favorite item in the box.  The flavor is pink grapefruit and it goes on smooth and even tastes good.  I really like it! Plus I had no idea the headquarters for sun bum was in Florida!

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Kelly Family Kitchen (Miami, FL) - There's finally a great tasting cookie everyone can enjoy. Committed to wholesome ingredients, this family bakery makes a delicious treat without the use of dairy or nuts. These are delicious and wonderfully packaged!

Global Delights

Taiwan - Japanese Style Mochi - I don’t even know how to describe these. They are…different. Not horrible. But different. The texture is squishy which I really wasn't expecting. It was a really dark dark coffee flavor with brown sugar.

France - Violet Mints - Love the packaging on these! I am throwing them in my purse so I always have some on hand.

Peru - Soursop Ice Cream Mix - I am thinking this will be great for a day that its raining and the girls are down or when all the kids are together soon.

Columbia - Plantain Chips - I love these! They are different. I would buy them if I seen them in store.

Ireland - Bourbon Creams - These were a big hit me. I love a creamed filled cookie!

Greece - Sesame Snack - I have had these a few times and don’t really think too much of them either way. They are just kind of there. If I saw them at the store I wouldn’t buy them, but if I were really hungry I’d eat them.

Netherlands - Honeycake - I am saving this for mornings with some butter and heated.

Orange Glad

The Cravory Salted Caramel Cream Cookie - Oh man, this cookie is incredible. Seriously. I don’t even know what else I can tell you other than that there is nothing left but crumbs and I loved every last bit of it. I wasn’t aware of this, but The Cravory offers a monthly cookie subscription which I will be adding to my list and probably subscribing to shortly! Pssst +Mary Ann.

Rip Van Wafels Traditional Amsterdam Wafel - I am going to save this for a morning with some coffee. I think working like this make me more a coffee drinker.

Fine Sconehenge Baking Co. Luscious Lemon Bar - I am giving this to my dad for Father's day since he loves lemon flavored desserts and I am sure he will love it.

Lily’s Bakery Shop Hamantashen - I am not a huge fan of jelly filled desserts (I don’t even like jelly donuts), but the pastry part of this was delicious. Fill it with a chocolate filling instead of fruit and we’d be on to something!

Cheryl’s Buttercream Summer Cookie - I am saving this for my minis that will be coming to see me soon.


Petkin Pet Wipes - Gustaf is our digger. He loves to help landscape so these are awesome and perfect for us right now.

coco Therapy Fruit Crunch - They actually look like people food. The ingredients are organic fruits and coconut oil and they are human grade, so honestly they could be people food if you wanted.

Yummy Paws Spale Power Bites - I am going to save these spale bites for when I go home to give to Rachel. I believe she will love them a lot better than my yappy creatures.

innovet BioPel Spray - I am saving this for my return to home because here I only have palm trees and a bush. So no buggies.

Dingo Market Cuts Chicken Jerky - These jerky strips are a huge hit with the dogs and I swear, they can gobble them up before I even close the bag. I will be using the coupon on this one for more.

Aussie Naturals Dolphin - London's new favorite toy. It's got a waterbottle inside that crinkles and she goes nuts.

Beauty Box 5

Nicka K New York Nail Color - I have tried this brand before and like it well enough.

Organix Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner - I haven’t gotten a chance to try this yet, but I generally like coconut hair stuff. Plus, it’s a brand new product for me to sample. I have been obsessed with a different shampoo from this brand.

Glam Natural Mascara - This mascara is designed for those who have sensitive eyes which I appreciate. However this just isn't for me.

Eslor Introductory Collection Calming Kit - I have received these in a few boxes here and there and have liked it. Not loved it, but liked it enough to use it again.

Vita Bath Body Wash -This is the least expensive item in the box, yet it’s totally my favorite. It smells amazing and I will probably end up buying the full size of this one!

All totaled I came up with a value of $30.75 for the June 2014 Beauty Box 5.


(Yes I signed back up)

Mott SPF 50 Shawl I opted for in this month’s Birchbox Plus, it's wonderful! Plus SPF 50?!?! YAY!!!

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara - Love this stuff! I have tried it in the past and always enjoyed it. It doesn't clump and I like the wand on Benefit mascaras.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain - Is this not the cutest little lip gloss ever? The color is fantastic and the formula is fabulous. Not sticky or too heavy. Just right!

Perlier Body Cream - This smells amazing. I generally love almond scented things and this is no exception. It’s not too heavy, but moisturized very nicely. It also left my skin a little shimmery (not glittery, just shimmery) which I liked.

English Laundry Signature for Her - Oh I love! Absolutely love! Sign me up for more!

Lierac Micellar Cleansing Water - Oooh new cleansing water to try out! Score! Throwing this in my day bag for after work!


Handmade in Chico Vinyl Card Wallet - Very cute! You can use it for business cards, your id and credit card or anything you want to keep handy. Ummmm those gift cards and member cards taking up space in my slots for credit cards and such? Yeah that's where these are going! Perfect!

Paper Pistol Jewelry Owl Earrings - I would give these to +Odette but that girl has a ton of Owl earrings. I am keeping these for myself.

Purse & Pocket Magnet - I believe they do a quote of the month magnet in each box. Perfect for my office!

Charm Bracelet - I cannot figure out where this is from (it’s not on the information card), I think I am a little old for it, but I will pass it on to Rain.

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